TR1557 : Canterbury Cathedral from Dane John Mound

taken 10 years ago, near to Canterbury, Kent, Great Britain

Canterbury Cathedral from Dane John Mound
Canterbury Cathedral from Dane John Mound
A view of Canterbury's famous cathedral taken from the top of Dane John Mound next to the Simmons memorial (see TR1457 : Canterbury - Simmons memorial silhouette)
A zoomed view of its central tower here TR1557 : Canterbury Cathedral - central tower
Canterbury Cathedral

The Cathedral's history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Canterbury Cathedral  Canterbury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1509 5791 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.7826N 1:4.9629E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1477 5736
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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